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# Drinking Culture

This year
Public health charities call for reform of Sale of Alcohol Bill
The legislation has put forward a major modernisation of Ireland’s licencing laws.
All time
Lloyds of London has banned staff from drinking during work hours
The rule change only applies to Lloyd’s staff and not the insurance brokers and underwriters based in the same building.
'Ireland is hopelessly devoted to alcohol, you'll see that today'
Andrew McGinley, who has worked behind a bar many a St Patrick’s Day, says that while you see everyone enjoying themselves, a bigger question comes to mind.
'We had a few drinks...': Barbarian spirit still alive, but Jennings praises professional balance
The openside is enjoying his last week as a professional, but not too much.
Make no mistake – the drinks industry cares about sales, not you
It is impossible for a body bought and paid for by the drinks industry to honestly communicate the effects of alcohol on the individual.
Music video shows the reality of a night out in Cork
A portrait of the city.
Column: ‘NekNominations’ craze will soon pass – but our drinking culture won't
NekNominations are just the latest fad but we shouldn’t simply dismiss the problem or pass the buck to social media networks: Ireland’s attitude to binge drinking is dangerous and must change, writes Joe O’Connor.
Poll: Should employers screen employees for alcohol misuse?
The idea has been mooted in the UK today.
Column: What is it about Good Friday? Can we not enjoy one night without alcohol?
Today is one of two days of the year when alcohol cannot be sold or purchased. In an almost post-apocalyptic scene, people rush to stock up the day before so that they aren’t left short and so they can get through their Friday night, but what’s that say about us as a society, asks Kathryn Reilly.
Charity launches Ireland's first Alcohol Awareness Week
The Alcohol Forum said there is evidence that communities have a major role to play in starting a process of mindset and culture change.
Young creatives asked to submit multimedia pieces exploring 'the pacing of our drinking'
The competition, aimed at promoting the responsible use of alcohol, offers a €5,000 cash prize for third-level film and multimedia students.
Teenage rape case underlines vulnerability to sexual violence due to drinking culture
A teenage boy was jailed today for the rape of a 15-year-old girl at a house party in Dublin last year.
Grieving father of Caolan Mulrooney warns over youth drinking culture
Caolan, 19, died after falling from a wall after a night out in Cork last year.
Midnight ambulance patrol for Maynooth
The service has been set up following the tragic death of a young man on Maynooth’s main street.
Column: Alcohol doesn’t make us drunken idiots – that’s society’s fault
Research shows that drinking alone doesn’t make people flirt and start fights. So the answer must lie in ourselves, writes Shane Leavy.
Column: Our ‘drinking culture’ isn’t romantic, it’s killing us
We love to talk about Ireland’s alcohol culture – but lack the courage to do anything about it, writes Fiona Ryan of Alcohol Action Ireland.